Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Members Collect The Thrill of the Chase

. January 9, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum presents Members Collect: The Thrill of the Chase on view through March 20, 2011.

Members Collect: The Thrill of the Chase. Will feature extraordinary works of art from the collections of Museum members who live in the region covering New London, Connecticut east to Westerly, Rhode Island. Landscapes, portraiture, still life…abstract, expressionist, realistic…paintings, sculpture, multi-media.

A compelling component to Members Collect: The Thrill of the Chase will be the inclusion of stories about their works revealed by the collectors themselves. Whether remembrances of childhood, as with artist Ruth Sussler who tells of watching her father conduct life drawing classes in the family living room, to poignant stories, as with a pair of local collectors who share why they were drawn to a painting created by an inmate at Angola State Prison, made using only hammer, nails and enamel paint. Art Historian Janis Mink has loaned a large triptych photograph by her brother Ted Hendrickson, taken on a snowy winter morning in 1999 from the porch of a home in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood that was subsequently razed. These stories, and the works themselves, make for a memorable visit to this exhibition.

Members Collect: The Thrill of the Chase showcases captivating pieces from impassioned collectors, most never before seen in public.

Part of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s mission is to respond to and appeal to the regional community. In that spirit, the museum has planned an exciting schedule of programs to accompany this exhibition. The programs are designed to engage people of all ages.

Category: Fine Art

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